Category: Eastern Victoria Region

Victorians Win Fight For Regional Rail Revival

The Andrews Labor Government has secured the funding owed to Victorians to revive our regional rail network including the creation of over 1000 jobs in regional Victoria. The Commonwealth have confirmed that they will provide almost $1.5 billion owed to Victoria under the Asset Recycling Initiative for the Regional Rail Revival program announced as part of […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Northern Victoria Region, Premier, Western Victoria Region

Rosedale Highway Intersection Set For Much-Needed Fix

A dangerous intersection in Rosedale that has seen trucks crash into the barrier surrounding the local pub on numerous occasions is set to be completely redesigned. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the upgrade of the Princes Highway/Lyons Street roundabout would improve freight efficiency and make the […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

New Tourism Push To Bring More Visitors To Gippsland

Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley will benefit from extra tourism funding to attract more visitors, boost local businesses and create more jobs. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today announced $3.2 million to help Destination Gippsland give more people the opportunity to experience the best of everything Gippsland has to offer. Regions like […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

New Truck Stop To Help Fight Driver Fatigue Around Moe

Heavy vehicle and motorist safety will be improved around Moe with the construction of a new truck stop at the western end of the town. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the project was part of a strategy to provide truck rest areas as a way to reduce the risk of crashes […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Work on Wonthaggi’s first traffic signals get the green light

Works to install Wonthaggi’s first traffic lights and new pedestrian crossing will start in July, with the project expected to reduce congestion and crashes at the Bass Highway and Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road intersection. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said this intersection is the primary freight access point to the commercial precinct and these […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

New GovHub Creates A Jobs Boost For The Valley

More jobs are coming to the Latrobe Valley with a dedicated government hub to provide a base for up to 300 staff, including 150 public sector jobs. Visiting Morwell today, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan, Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing announced plans for a new GovHub […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Building The Education State Brick By Brick In The Yarra Ranges

Families in the Yarra Ranges will benefit from upgrades to local schools, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Monbulk College and Upwey High School to announce an almost $18 million funding boost for school upgrades that will benefit near 1,300 students. Upwey High School will receive $10 million […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Education

Connecting regional Victoria

Regional Victoria will be connected like never before, with the Andrews Labor Government announcing better broadband, mobile coverage and Wi-Fi hubs across our state. The Labor Government’s Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes $45 million for the Connecting Regional Communities Program (CRCP), which is in direct response to all nine Regional Partnerships calling for improvements to digital […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

Giving our regional communities certainty on gas

The Andrews Labor Government is giving farmers and regional communities the certainty they deserve by banning fracking and getting on with a geoscience program to better understand Victoria’s gas supplies. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes $42.5 million over four years to fund the Victorian Gas Program – a comprehensive study spearheaded by the state’s Lead […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Resources, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

You spoke, we listened: Funds flow for regional community priorities

Victoria’s regional communities have spoken and the Andrews Labor Government has listened, delivering funds for key projects identified by local residents. The Labor Government will invest $29 million, as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, to meet specific priorities identified by Regional Partnerships, including projects in health, education, transport, housing and digital connectivity. The Labor […]

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